Flavor Flav Opposes Bernie Sander Rally, Chuck-D Drops Him From Public Enemy
Rap group, Public Enemy has announced that Flavor Flav is not going to be with the group moving forward.
Flavor Flav has been known as one of the biggest hypemen in all of hip hop for 37 years. The sudden dismissal comes just days after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, due to Chuck D’s concert at the campaign’s Sunday rally in Los Angeles.
In their brief statement, the group said: “Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio will be moving forward without Flavor Flav… We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.”
The group made it clear that Public Enemy Radio – an offshoot group that featured Chuck-D, DJ Lord, Jahi, and S2Ws – would still be performing at the free, livestreamed Sanders rally at 6 p.m. PST at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
This comes after Chuck-D already stating that Flavor: “… chooses to dance for money and not do benevolent work like this. He has a year to get his act together…”
Tensions had been brewing between Flavor Flav and his bandmates for quite some time after he had sued Chuck-D and the group’s busniness management firm in 2017 over unpaid profits. Flavor claimed that he and Chuck-D had an agreement that all profits would be split between the two of them, but he had not received those profits. Chuck-D was very publicly critical of Flavor Flav during that time, and this continued until this final moment, when they finally decided to let him go.
Flav has made his feelings known over this decision on Twitter, where he has claimed the issue to not be worthy of breaking up the duo.
Public Enemy Radio also added that they are to release a new album in April.